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  • n. Plural form of CCD.

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Examples

  • The CCDs were the best available, he said, and so were the fibers in the spectrograph, and the 2.5-meter telescope was the size that fit them both.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • A total of 42 light-detecting chips called CCDs are used to look for periodic dips in starlight when planets pass in front of their host stars.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Equipped with the largest camera ever launched into space -- a 95-megapixel array of charged couple devices, known as CCDs -- the Kepler telescope is able to detect the faint, periodic dimming of stars that planets cause as they pass by.

    Newsmax - Inside Cover

  • The spacecraft is equipped with a 95-megapixel array of charged couple devices, known as CCDs, the largest camera ever flown in space.

    Spaceflight Now

  • Equipped with the largest camera ever launched into space - a 95-megapixel array of charged couple devices, known as CCDs - the Kepler telescope is able to detect the faint, periodic dimming of stars that planets cause as they pass by.

    The Times of India

  • In technical terms CCDs are still greatly superior to CMOS sensors (which is why CCDs are almost universally used in high-end scientific applications such as astronomy, electron microscopy, and single molecule fluorescence microscopy), but it's a lot cheaper to make a CMOS sensor that can be put in a consumer device, and they are improving in performance

    Boing Boing

  • Here's a fascinating rumination on the Bitworking site about how much of the promise of RFID tags is being realized by charge-coupled devices (CCDs -- the sensor in your digital camera) instead.

    Boing Boing

  • CCDs seems to be subject to Moore's Law, and are falling in price and increasing in capacity at an alarming rate.

    Boing Boing

  • Although CCDs are to some extent now supplemented by competing technologies, their use in applications ranging from digital cameras to the Hubble space telescope has completely transformed image processing.

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009 - Prize Announcement

  • This has resulted from the increased efficiency, lower noise, and larger dynamic range using CCDs than that which can be attained with photographic film.

    George E. Smith - Banquet Speech

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